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Maids

KDrama “Maids

Title: Maids

Country: South Korea

Genre: Historical, Romance

Episodes: 20

Synopsis: Set during the Joseon Period. Kook In-Yeob (Jung Yoo-Mi) is the only child in a noble family. She is famous for her beauty and stylish appearance. Due to an incident, her status falls to the lower class. As she struggles through her misfortune, she becomes stronger. Servant Moo-Myeong (Oh Ji-Ho) is the most attractive servant in Hanyang, but he is also a mysterious man who hides his real identity and pretends to be a servant. 

CAST

Main Cast

Jung Yoo Mi as Gook In Yub
Oh Ji Ho as Moo Myung / Lee Bi
Kim Dong Wook as Kim Eun Gi
Lee Shi Ah as Heo Yoon Ok

Other Cast

Lee Cho Hee as Sa Wol Yi
Im Hyun Sung as Poong Yi

Kim Gab Soo as Kim Chi Kwon
Jin Hee Kyung as Lady Han

Park Chul Min as Heo Eung Cham
Jun Mi Sun as Lady Yoon
Lee Yi Kyung as Heo Yoon Seo
Lee El as Lady Kang
Jun So Min as Dan Ji
Lee Yun Kyung as Dan Ji’s mother
Chae Gook Hee as Hae Sang
Kim Jong Hoon  as Dduk Soe
Jun Soo Jin as Gae Ddong Yi

K-drama Review: Maids

Let me start by saying that the drama was enjoyable. I really enjoy watching South Korean historical dramas. The characters were very believable. When characters make you love, hate them, etc you know they are doing a great job playing their roles. I was exited to see something new from Jung Yoo Mi, the last drama I watched that she was in is, Dong Yi.  Oh Ji Ho was great, my first time watching his work and i became a fan. I enjoyed watching his role. I also loved Jun So Min’s character, I’m going to have my eyes out for more from her. Enough about the characters, on to the drama. I was hooked from the beginning, I couldn’t stop watching. Jung Yoo Mi is a great actress. I went through all emotions watching Maids. The plot is really good. It was so good that I was disappointed because it was rushed. I wanted more. Twenty episodes were not enough and I’m still upset about it. Also, I hated the end. I hate endings where the writers leave me to make my own conclusions or what not. I’m not asking for a happy ending, just want a clear and clean conclusion.  They were certain character developments I wanted to see on-screen. How relationships blossomed or not. I just felt like a lot was missing towards the end.  Like I said, I expected and wanted more. All in all, it was a good drama.

My rating 4 out 5.

Have you seen? What did you think? Would you watch it again?

 

 

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Healer

DramaTitle: Healer

Country: South Korea

Type: Action & Romance

Episodes: 20

Synopsis: Source from AsianWiki

Kim Moon-Ho (Yoo Ji-Tae) is a popular reporter at major broadcasting company. One day, he learns the truth of a case that took place in the past. He intentionally approaches people who are related to the case and helps them. While doing so, he agonizes over the truth and beliefs.

Meanwhile, with the help of Kim Moon-Ho, internet reporter Chae Young-Shin (Park Min-Young) and Seo Jung-Hoo (Ji Chang-Wook), known as “Healer,” grow into real reporters. 

CAST

HEALER REVIEW

Omo Omo..you guys!! this drama is brilliant. Everything from the scorching chemistry between Park Min Young and Ji Chang Wook to the intense action scenes kept me glued to my screen. You know that kdrama moment when you’re so into the drama and u realize you’ve been screaming at the screen like an idiot for the past 30 seconds?

All the characters were interesting, none of them was boring to watch. No, you won’t have the need to skip any scenes. You might not get into it initially, It took  me 3 episodes before  I really got the hang of it plus you have to pay close attention to it.  The action scenes, they were believable.  I enjoyed watching the love unfold between Park Min Young and Ji Chang Wook.  They were really not shy to give us a lot of skinship.  It reminded me of Iris. The combo of romance and action in a k-drama, just loved it! Weeks later and i’m still raving about it.

Some k-drama lovers compared it to City Hunter (Park Min Young and Lee Min Ho starred in it) because of the action and romance and the fact that Park Min Young starred in it. I prefer Healer. City Hunter is good, but Healer is better. I still love Lee Min Ho 🙂 This is the best I have seen Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young and I bet they feel the same. I love when underrated actors are given a platform to bring their best and they deliver. I wish the end was longer, it was kinda short compared to the complexity of the drama.

K-drama writers have  been a great job this past year. They are not the typical chaebol boy meets poor girl stories. Different and very refreshing. There are times I think about the writers and i’m like “thank you”.

Ok, enough of my ramblings, have you seen Healer? What are your thoughts? Want to see Healer?

What Happens to My Family?

Drama Title: What Happens to My Family? Also known as: What’s    What_Happens_to_My_FamilyKBS22014-24With This Family?

Year: 2014

Country: South Korea

Type: Drama

Episodes: 53

Synopsis: Source from Viki

Every family has its issues but what happens when the patriarch in the family is not happy with the behaviors of his children? Cha Bong Soon does not intend to just sit back and take bad treatment from his three adult children – Cha Kang Shim, Cha Gang Jae and Cha Dal Bong – and decides to take legal action against them. With such chaos going on in her family, Kang Shim has a tough time focusing on her job as secretary to the president of Daeoh Company and constantly at odds with the president’s son, Moon Tae Joo, the company director.

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

What Happens to My Family moved me, like really moved me.  I enjoyed watching the love between the members of the Cha family. I laughed and cried so hard. It makes you understand the self-less love of a parent. It gave the right dose of romance, comedy, and drama. It is quite long, 53 episodes…yes, but every episode was worth watching.  Although, I was not familiar with most of the characters, they were all believable.

I enjoyed watching the love blossom between Kim Hyun Joo(Kang Shim) and Kim Sang Kyun(Moon Tae Joo). Tae Joo was very funny, I loved his facial expressions in every scene he was in; believe it or not those (facial expressions) played their part. He was quite interesting, and loving.  I became a fan.

Son Dam Bi’s character, Kwon Hyo Jin was quite annoying to the very last episode, she played one of those typical k-drama spoiled immature brats.  What was crazy was she matured before her mother,Kyun Mi Ri (Heo Yang Geum) did.  Kwon Hyo Jin was well suited for the arrogant Yoon Park(Cha Gang Jae). I felt like slapping Cha Kang Jae during the first half of the drama. That should tell you a lot about him, right? ughhh!

Yoo Dong Geun played my favorite character, Cha Bong Soon. He was the greatest teacher, father, and brother. He’s relationship with  his sister, Cha Soon Geum (Yang Hee Kyun) was refreshing and his last born, Cha Dal Bong(Park Hyung Sik) is just like him.  I know what you’re thinking, he is my favorite and that’s all i have to write about him? I just can’t explain it, you have to watch the drama.

Fav Music/OST: I Told You by Yozoh

Would I re-watch it? Yes but not soon. 53 episodes is a lot.

If you’ve have watched What Happens To My Family?, what are you thoughts about?

The last episode was last week Sunday, so if you haven’t, you can have a marathon here

Need new K-drama’s to watch?  I recommend THESE

Jason Biggs Not Returning to ‘Orange Is the New black’ Season 3

Jason-biggsBloom is out — for now.

Jason Biggs is not returning for the upcoming season of Orange is The New Black.

Netflix confirmed to Variety

Friday, Biggs, who has played series regular Larry Bloom, Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) ex-fiancée will not return for the forthcoming season.

“Orange Is The New Black” third season is set to premiere on Netflix this June.

 

FOX Picks Up ‘Bones’ For Season Nine

Bones Renewed FOR SEASON NINE

Fan favorite crime drama “Bones” has been renewed for a ninth season, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly announced Tuesday.

“After more than 150 episodes, “Bones” continues to be one of television’s most dynamic and consistent dramas,” said Reilly. “We at Fox, along with millions of zealous fans, look forward to seeing where the incredible creative team takes the series next season.”

The series returns Jan. 14 on FOX.

TV Pilot Reviews: ‘Mindy Project,’ ‘The New Normal’ And More

With the million shows premiering this fall, I decided to watch the new comedies’ pilots and share my first impressions with you.

If you haven’t watched the comedies, you can watch them online. Let’s start with FOX’s new comedies, “The Mindy Project” and “Ben and Kate.”

The Mindy Project

“The Mindy Project” premieres Sept. 15 on Fox.

The plot: Mindy Lahiri stars as Mindy, a 31-years-old Indian-American OB/GYN, who is successful in every area of her life, except her love life. Anna Camp plays Gwen, Mindy’s friend (I hope Anna will be given more screen time), Danny Castellano played by Chris Messina who is Mindy’s rival, fellow doctor, and potential love interest, and Ed Weeks plays Jeremy, Mindy’s fellow doctor and friend.

First impression: This show had everybody talking. When I saw the trailer, I mentally added it to my list of upcoming shows. Mindy is so funny and hilarious all the time, that you can’t stop grinning while watching the show.

Another thing that makes the show great is the cast: Anna Camp, Stephen Tobolowsky, Chris Messina and its guest stars: Bill Hader, and Ed Helms. Hello! I hope the show keeps inviting great guest stars.

I will definitely tune in. It is funny, fun and hilarious. However, the romantic clichés and untimely pop-culture references could be down turned a bit. Just a bit.

Grade: B

Ben and Kate

“Ben and Kate” premieres Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. on Fox.

The plot: An idiotic brother returns home to help his single sister raise her adorable five-year old daughter.

The pilot was good; it was not laugh-out-loud funny, but it was funny. The show has potential. I hope we get to see more of Tommy, Ben’s friend who is obsessed with Kate. Am I the only one who doesn’t find BJ funny?

If you don’t like watching shows which are stupidly funny, this show is not for you. The show has heart and potential, so I will give the show a few more episodes.

C+

“Animal Practice” premieres Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. on NBC.

The plot: Dr. George Coleman’s ex-girlfriend Dorothy Crane returns to run Crane Animal Hospital more “professionally” and annoy Coleman in the process.

I’m surprised I sat through it. The pilot was messy. Maybe the show should focus more on the animals other than the humans. The monkey (Hangover) was great, and it is pretty obvious she is the star of the show.

I’m a fan of Justin Kirk (“Weeds”), so might stick around. If you’re not or do not enjoy watching animals on-screen, this show is not for you.

Grade: D

The New Normal

“The New Normal” premieres Sept. 11 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC

The plot: a homosexual couple decides to have a baby via a surrogate. However, the surrogate they choose has an outspoken bigot grandmother, a cute daughter and financial problems.

This show was not on my radar, but it is now! The show is great. It delivers, and nails every scene. It has a lot of heart; it is funnay,  interesting, and entertaining. I want more!

The cast, including Nene Leakes rocked. The chemistry between the cast was great. I would be adding this show to my DVR. Despite the controversies surrounding this show, but I hope it sticks around. If you do not like the gays, this show is CLEARLY not for you. But if you do, you should give this show a trial and ratings!

Grade: A

Go On

“Go On” premieres Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

The plot: a sportscaster is requested to see a therapist after he losses his wife in an accident.

I know the show sounds depressing, but it isn’t. Well, not yet. When I learnt Matthew Perry was returning to prime time, I hoped he found a decent show. And I’m happy he did.

I hope the show is here to stay because the show is great. It is funny, witty, and definitely has potential.

Grade: B

Have you watched the pilots? What do you think? Share your thoughts below.

 

TV Weekly News: ‘Katie’ Guests Revealed, ABC Orders ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ Pilot And More!

This week’s TV news you might have missed:
Katie Couric Kate Couric has revealed who her first guests are for her syndicated talk show “Katie,” which debuts Sept. 10. Katie will chat with Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow, and Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student who lost parts of all her limbs to a rare flesh-eating bacteria this summer.

Tricia Helfer, “Battlestar Galactica” alumna has booked a guest-star role in “Community.” Helfer will play Lauren, a gorgeous superfan of the cult-hit Inspector Spacetime. [TVLine]

Steven Culp, who starred as Bree’s ill-fated husband, Rex in “Desperate Housewives” has landed a recurring role as Dr. Parker on “Grey’s Anatomy.” [Deadline]

ABC has ordered “S.H.I.E.L.D.”‘s pilot from the writer and director of “Avengers.” In the comics, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” revolved around unit director Nick Fury, who recruited Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor to form a team to stop Thor’s adopted brother Loki. [THR]

Hotel Hell, Gordon Ramsey

“Hotel Hell” has been renewed for a second season. [EW]

ABC has renewed “Wipeout” for a sixth season.

“It’s a Brad, Brad World’ has been renewed for a sophomore season by Bravo.

Syfy’s hit series “Paranormal Witness” has been picked up for a third season. The season of 20-episode will premiere in June 2013.

“T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle” returns Mon., Sept. 3 at 9/8c on VH1. For a sneak peek, click here.

Lifetime’s remake of “Steel Magnolias” will premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET. The movie reboot stars Queen Latifah stars as M’Lynn, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Adepero Oduye as Annelle, Condola Rashad as Shelby, Jill Scott as Truvy and Alfre Woodard as Ouiser. [HUFF POST TV]

Robin Williams and David E. Kelley are reportedly planning Williams’ comeback to the small screen. The movie veteran is said to star in the project that would follow a father and daughter at work together in the advertising world. [THR]

Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” is teaming up with MGM Television to create a scripted series based on the 1980 film Fame. The series will follow a group of students on the road to success. However, the new show will be set against the today’s obsession with celebrity and fame. [Deadline]

The trailer of “Hawaii Five-0” features Doris McGarrett, who is played by Christine Lahti. The guest stars of the upcoming season include T.I., Terrence Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Robbie Amell, Kendall Jenner and Ving Rhames. Hawaii Five-0 returns on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS. Watch the trailer below.

That’s all for this week folks!

’30 Rock’ Cast Byran Cranston and Catherine O’Hara And More Casting News

“Breaking Bad” star, Bryan Cranston and movie veteran Catherine O’Hara will be visiting the Plaza.

TV Guide reports the duo will appear in the last season of “30 Rock.” O’Hara is set to play Kenneth Parcell’s mom, while Cranston will play Ron, her “friend.”

’30 Rock’ Scoop: Is Liz Going to be a Mother?

“30 Rock” returns Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8/7c on NBC.

More casting news…

Gloria Votsis (White Collar) will guest-star on the CBS drama ‘Person of Interest’ as Maxine Angelis, a hotshot reporter who will appear in episode 5 of the forthcoming season. [TVLine]

“White Collar” star Willie Garson will guest star as Sarah Chalke’s uncle on ABC’s new comedy “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).” Meanwhile, Reid Scott “My Boys” alum will also guest in the comedy series as Chalke’s former classmate who is now a hot doctor. [EW]

Henry Winkler and Judy Greer will return to “Arrested Development” for the series’ fourth season. Winkler will reprise his role as Barry Zuckerkorn, while Greer also tweeted she will return as Kitty Sanchez. [HUFF POST]

Angelique Cabral will recur in ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” as June’s fox-y new co-worker and nemesis. [TVLine]

Which Couple Is Tying The Knot On ‘Grey’s?’

Grey's Anatomy, Arizona and Callie Wedding

We are having another wedding on “Grey’s!” A wedding is the least we can have now, following that deadly season finale. (RIP Lexie.)

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes told TVLine, a couple on the drama series will be saying “I dos” on upcoming season. Rhimes continued, “We are going to have a wedding this season. But that’s all I’m going to say.”

So who is getting married?

Our guesses are:

Cristina and Owen: Shonda Rhimes hinted the married couple might be getting back together. Considering the big fallout they had over having kids and abortion issue, my broken couple might choose to renew their vows, with Bailey officiating.

Bailey and Ben: Maybe they will get married since they decided to get married during the last season finale. Of course, Bailey will officiate her second wedding. Duh.

Alex and his new love interest: Seeing that Rhimes wants Alex to find his person and be happy. We are thinking he will find someone this season and decide to get married quickly, in order to make sure it is real.

April and Avery: We all know how April feels about being a virgin on her wedding night, so she might freak out and propose to Avery when she returns from home.

What do you think? Who do you think is getting hitched?

“Grey’s Anatomy” is set to premiere Thurs., Sept. 27 on ABC.